The Fisherman and his Wife: Real Talk

It’s a tale of lost potential, The Fisherman and his Wife

Friends with a heavenly being, neither could help but be filled with strife

Trying to please a greedy wife, the fisherman endured her ridiculous rants

and prayed the flounder do her bidding,

when he should have been praying for a pair of pants.


In an ideal relationship, they would both be in charge

It’s nice he wants to please her, but enough is enough

By stopping firmly at one wish, maybe two,

He stands by his values of humility and gratitude

And spreads them unto her and the audience

A much more fitting moral then the timeworn “don’t fly too close to the sun”.

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